The campaign spent two weeks with the government backed organisation tackling the myths around immigration.
“I sat in on a few of the workshops and I was delighted by how engaged the young people were and it was evident to see that they took a lot from it and they left with a totally new outlook on the subject”
Stuart Allen, Programme Manager - Engage 4 Life
Show Racism the Red Card Wales are back from their trip to the Cheltenham Chase Hotel in Gloucester working in Partnership with Engage 4 Life, Who deliver life changing experiences for young people from a variety cities and cultural backgrounds within the UK.
The team were met at the hotel by Engage 4 Life staff, who were keen to find out what our Education Workers had in stall for their young people.
The team delivered 6 workshops over the both weeks educating over 200 young people about immigration and the myths that surround the topic which is constantly discussed in the media.
The workshop itself discussed what racism was, how it links to immigration, different types of migrants and racist terminology. The workshop also featured interactive activities to make each group open up the minds to break down myths that always seem to link negatively with immigration.
The workshop itself was created by staff members of the Welsh team and was used as a pilot with Engage 4 Life participants and worked fantastically. The workshop will now be offered to schools in various local authorities that the team work with in Wales.
Retired Professional Footballer and SRtRC Sessional Coach Christian Roberts also gave a personally testimony to the young people about his life and football career.
Analysis and feedback was collated from the participants and the report can be viewed online here:
In the evening, Engage 4 Life organsised a “Dragon’s Den” style activity were all participants would pitch a product that they worked together creating, with logo’s, slogans and even financially breakdowns!! Members of the SRtRC staff team were invited to be judges and were overwhelmed with the high standard of work the young people had created and how brilliantly they were able to work together, even though they had only know each other for just over a week.
The next morning the Wales team set up a drop in centre for all the young people to come in and give us some feedback on how well they thought it went and also ask some questions that they were too anxious to ask us in front of a big group. Christian was also there to have photo’s and sign autographs for the large amount of Bristol City and Swindon Town Fans. We also handed out our magazines, posters, wrist bands and stickers for all our attendees.